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ALTADONNA, VIVIAN M., 62, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at home under the care of her family and Hernando Pasco Hospice. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here 13 years ago from Clearwater. She was a homemaker and attended the Eagles Landing Baptist Church of Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Joseph, Spring Hill; two sisters, Loretta Sabbattino, Atlanta, and Anna D'Angelo, Roswell, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

CLEVER, VALJEAN, 79, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at her daughter's home under hospice care in St. Petersburg. She was born in Vandergrift, Pa., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1961 from her native state. She moved to Spring Hill in 1988 and returned to St. Petersburg a few months ago. She was a retired bookkeeper for Eckerd Corporation. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Spring Hill, Eastern Star, the Pennsylvania Club, and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Campbell, St. Petersburg; a sister, Lillian Thomas, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren, Ryan Campbell and Kerri Biernat, both of St. Petersburg. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

HEATHCOAT, JOSHUA "JOSH," 13, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Feb. 11, 2006) at home. He was born in Gainesville and he lived all his life in Brooksville. He was a student at Powell Middle School and was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church, where he worked with the Puppet Team and Junior Church. Survivors include his parents, Kathy and Jubenal Popoca, a brother, Christopher Heathcoat, Brooksville; three sisters, Heather and Donna Heathcoat, both of Brooksville, and Jennifer Heathcoat, Live Oak; his maternal grandparents, Gloria and Steve Andrews, Sidney, Ohio; and paternal grandmother, Mauara Arroyo, Guerreo, Mexico. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

MARUCHEAU, ELIZABETH M., 78, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) in Oak Hill Hospital Spring Hill. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to this area 17 years ago from Brentwood, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jolly Friends Club of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include six sons, John and Patrick, both of Spring Hill, Richard, Staten Island, N.Y., Joseph, Port Jefferson, N.Y., Thomas, East Setauket, N.Y., and Paul, East Moriches, N.Y.; a daughter, Jeanette Thornton, Chandler, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

NIGRO, HENRY "HANK," 52, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at home. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here three years ago from upstate New York. He was a Marine Corps veteran and was a roofer. He was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Henry P. Nigro III, New Jersey; his father, Henry P. Nigro Sr., Lehigh Acres; two brothers, Anthony, Canada, and John P., Spring Hill; two sisters, Laura Marie Crabtree, Lehigh Acres, and Barbara Ann McDonald, Toms River, N.J. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

ORAVETZ, CATHERINE A., 85, of Brooksville and formerly of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2006) in the Brooksville Health Care Center. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1949 from Montana. She retired after 17 years as a lab technician for General Electric in Largo and was a real estate agent with Clearwater-Largo Realtors. She was a member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church of Largo, where she was active in its care ministry and the Order of St. Luke. Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Cathy Burbank, Brooksville; three sons, Richard David Rusher, Clearwater, Ralph Deward Rusher III, Cat Cay, Cayman Islands, and Robert Dwight Rusher, Louisiana; a sister, Dorothy Ann Tift, Sturgis, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

SANTANGELO, UGO JOSEPH, 89, of Brookridge, died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2006) at home. Born in Lynn, Mass., he came here 21 years ago from Tannersville, Pa. He was a sales manager for Prudential Financial with 30 years of service and an Army veteran of World War II, achieving the rank of major. He was a member of Brookridge Golf Association, Lions Club and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. He was a life member of American Legion High Point. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two sons, James, Bradenton, and Joseph, Fogelsville, Pa.; four daughters, Maureen Sproul, Allentown, Pa., Marjorie Cavaleri, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Michele Reese, East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Monica McVicker, Naples, Fla.; a brother, Fred, Lynnfield, Mass.; and 13 grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

SIGTERMANS, LUCY, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2006) at home. She was born in Schalfeld, Germany, and came here six years ago from Carmel, N.Y. She was a homemaker and an American Cancer Society volunteer. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Ingrid Rinaudo, Spring Hill; two sons, Ray, Cobleskill, N.Y., and Roger, Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.